Wednesday, July 16, 2008

And If It Doctor's Like A Quack?

A Placerville chiropractor has assumed the awesome responsibility of making a city, region, and all McCain supporters look super stupid by displaying a sign saying "If it quacks like a duck: Saddam Hussein, Barack H Obama, Osama bin Laden:"

"I haven't said anything outlandish about Obama. I haven't threatened him. I haven't said he is Muslim," Saxton said.

"But if you compare the names, they are all Arabic. And I'm simply saying that if it looks like a duck and walks like a duck, chances are it's a duck."
One of the best parts is that this sign hangs on the not-really-a-doctor's office sign. And he's trying to sell his practice. How would you value his goodwill in that sale?

I hate that this article, and associated comments, touches on the First Amendment aspects of the issue.

Let's not slack off on the bigger problem while we repeat tired chestnuts about disagreement over what someone says but our willingness to defend to the death his right to say it.

I would never defend this guy.

I don't make it a habit to defend liars, the ignorant, or the plain stupid.

There should be no implied right to be an idiot. Whatever God you believe in gave you brains and hopes you'll use them. Actions like this deserve scorn, not misplaced Constitutional congratulations.

1 comment:

Mr Rob said...

I prescribe a course of leeches.